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  Erosion of time
by William Bonilla
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.

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"Time erodes all"

Erosion of Time

There was a time
Once upon a sunrise
The flesh was willing
The track a quarter mile
The laps were twenty.

The now time
Slowly has shrouded
Over him
Eroding his dreams
Of time gone by.

He struggles
One leg at a time
Sitting upright
Upon his bed.

Staring at the door
The courage is gathered
For him to slumber
Across the room.

He stands towering
Not a super bowl
relieving himself
One drip at a time.

By William Bonilla

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Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 1/29/2011
life so beautiful and slowly creeps up to us
with all the wisdom...yet physically worn & tiered
"Erosion of time" penetrates

Love & Blessings
Reviewed by Romantic Poetess Victoria L. McColley 1/29/2011
life so beautiful and slowly creeps up to us
with all the wisdom...yet physically worn & tiered
"Erosion of time" penetrates

Love & Blessings
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 1/28/2011
Powerful write William! Very timely generations to come will appreciate as I do the words in every line! "Erosion of time"
profound indeed! You are a wonderful man....blessed by Abba Father,
and each day He is imparting His strength....renewing your courage
to go on in His grace! Blessings and His favor always be upon you
William......keep on writing!!!

Much Love,
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 1/23/2011
and my sweet mother just turned 93... that's scary!
a marvelous capture, william.
be well,

ps- there are meds for that bothersome drip, drip ;-)
Reviewed by Denise Edwards 1/22/2011
a truly profound write, William!
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 1/22/2011
I have no idea what happened. I was once young and able to do so much automatically and now I spend more time planning how I should make each movement to conserve as much energy as I can. Excellent write, my brother. From a retired officer on the West coast.
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 1/20/2011
Time has a way of catching up to us all. Sadly we can't stop whats happening . We can only endure and go forward...M
Reviewed by The Poetess 1/19/2011
Wonderfully written sad place many of us will reach.
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 1/19/2011
Splendid writing William, I myself sometimes feel like the tin man in the mornings...I need a squirt here and there to get moving...(smiles) but I never want to stop moving.
peace and love, Carole~
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 1/18/2011
E x c e l l e n t. . .and unfortunately, all too t r u e for a lot of us.
Got a birthday [plus a daughter's] & a wedding anniversary this
month, & it is especially hard to maintain the 'tude I have worked so hard at. Lotta people say they're not afraid to die. I'm not so
afraid as terrified. Not ready to go! Not likely to ever be.
Sure there are bad days -- gettin' closer t'gether, sigh --,
but I wanna see what happens. Got all those miles to walk.
Okay, stagger or crawl or wheel. Whatever!

I mean, like, this is IT.

Want to read more great poems like William Bonilla writes.

Want to eat more ice cream and cake.

Want to see more roses, and pet more dogs and cats, and...say you
get my drift? Time to shut up?

Please live into your 100's, & never stop writing.

xOx Phyllis xOx
Reviewed by Don Juan Amante 1/18/2011
aging is not for cowards my friend. well penned.
Reviewed by Andy Turner 1/17/2011
When I was with dad on his hospital ward, full of older people I wondered about each person and how they lived 70, 60, 50, 40 years ago.
With age comes wisdom, enlightenment and a free TV license.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 1/17/2011
time is tough on us-hang in there and taske care of yourself, this is well expressed
Reviewed by John Flanagan 1/17/2011
This is delivered with just the right force
and the control wisdom and skill know.
Yes, it's tough but it isn't harsh...
and it's real.

Reviewed by S. Suber 1/17/2011
You, dear sir, are a very creative & prolific writer! I hope you are compiling your works into book form. Keep up the good work!
Reviewed by Richard King 1/17/2011
So nicely done William, One leg at a time, one drip at a time. Whatever it takes, one day at a time.

Thanks Dick
Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 1/17/2011
I love this poem Bill as I believe anyone facting the aging process will. In my doctor's office is a poster that reads, "Growing old isn't for sissies." I find your poem encouraging and I love the stanza:

Staring at the door
The courage is gathered
For him to slumber
Across the room.

Reviewed by Sheila Roy 1/17/2011
That look back feels so sad. The topic is timeless. Great write. Love and Hugs,
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 1/17/2011
You have captured the image of aging so marvellously. It is a stage we are all coming to, or already living with. Great poem, William. get off the bed. You can still push or even kick.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 1/17/2011
Reflected with great care, William. Bless you,
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/17/2011
You "speak" for many through your words here, William. Love, peace, and best wishes,

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 1/17/2011
We need to adapt to make it over hurdles life gives us...we never know what each day will strong!
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 1/17/2011
Well William at least you can get up out of bed, it could be worse. Embrace your life, and I know you, you are a good man, a wonderful grandfather and a loving husband.
It is your time now, to enjoy your life and be glad for all of life's small things...

Much peace, love and light,
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 1/17/2011
Aging has its disadvantages doesn't it? However, every day is still a gift to treasure....nicely penned, my friend.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/17/2011
A powerful eulogy to the passage of time and the changes it brings ... well done, William.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/17/2011
William,time slows us all down to a crawl, one day at a time...Excellent poem on the subject...

Reviewed by TONY NERONE 1/17/2011
Ugh, We are now old men. Every morning I go thru the same ritual. One drip at a time. We will be okay though. Good write, William.

Reviewed by Liana Margiva 1/17/2011
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MAY GOD BLESS YOU, DEAR WILLIAM!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva

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